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Re: Bad Times for Cats

Keep us posted dear.  That is utterly horrible.  I'll sick the Doris
Day Foundation on them too - that's ridiculous!   That makes me ill.

On 5/25/05, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
> I have hesitated to discuss this with you all because I have been so upset but
> here goes...  A very wealthy doctor and his wife own a historic house in
> LaGrange (one of many).  They decided they had a problem with skunks, and
> instead of calling the county animal control officer they called the game
> warden who gave them permission to use leghold traps.  Their house is down the
> street from me, in the middle of town, and surrounded by houses with small
> children.  They employed idiots from the primordial ooze.  Bottom line there
> are four dead cats (two of which were mine and all of whom were shot -- in
> town), one cat with a broken foot, one injured fox sold to dog trainers, and
> untold dead possums.  I have not heard of their catching any skunks.  I went
> beserk, our policeman was  horrified, the mayor was bothered because it
> involved a confrontation, which he abhors.  My girlfriend, whose cat has the
> broken foot,and I have involved PETA because all the mayor would promise was
> to see what he could do.  Today he told me they had switched to humane traps
> and that all cats would be released.  Oh, yes, they were baiting the leghold
> traps with sardines!!!  If you don't hear from me for a while it will be
> because I'm in jail.  I am going to speak with the DA's office about filing
> animal abuse charges (a misdemeanor here).  I am now extremely knowledgeable
> about the kinds of traps legal in Tennessee, and it makes me sick.  I have
> also posted a copy of our animal abuse statute on the towns bulletin board.
> PETA is calling our mayor tomorrow to find out the status of the case.  If
> that doesn't stop the slaughter I'm calling the television stations.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
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